Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume profile


George Clooney
(Movies & TV)
Cate Blanchett
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National Gallery of Art
(Visual Arts)
Laurent Grasso
(Visual Arts)
Musee d'Orsay
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Rose Valland
Burt Lancaster
(Movies & TV)

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Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume

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Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume

Museum of contemporary art in the north corner of the Tuileries Gardens next to the Place de la Concorde in Paris add

Category: Visual Arts

Founded in 1861.

Countries: United States (30%), France (30%), Centre (20%)

Main connections: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, National Gallery of Art

Linked to: Los Angeles Times, Führermuseum, Minister of Culture, Art museum




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The rectangular-shaped building was constructed in 1861 during the reign of Napoleon III add something


For this reason, from the end of 1940 to the end of 1942 he traveled twenty times to Paris add something


It was used from 1940 to 1944 to store Jewish cultural property looted by the Nazi regime's Reichsleiter Rosenberg Taskforce in France add something


The Louvre - The gardens house the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, a contemporary art museum that was used to store Jewish cultural property from 1940 to 1944


Unsold art were destroyed on a bonfire in the grounds of the Jeu de Paume on the night of 27 July 1942 add something


French Resistance curator Rose Valland, who was working at the museum, kept a secret list of all the works passing through, and after the Nazi defeat in 1945, most of these works were thereby returned to their rightful owners add something


Between 1947 and 1986, it contained the Musée du Jeu de Paume, which held many important impressionist works now housed in the Musée d'Orsay add something


The museum's war episode was depicted in John Frankenheimer's 1964 film "The Train", starring Burt Lancaster and Jeanne Moreau add something


Musee d'Orsay - Many of these works were held at the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume prior to the museum's opening in 1986


In 1991, the Jeu de Paume reopened as "France's first national gallery of contemporary art", with an exhibition devoted to Jean Dubuffet add something


Ellsworth Kelly - In 1993, the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris mounted the exhibition "Ellsworth Kelly: The French Years, 1948-54," based on the artist's relationship with the city, which travelled to the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; in 2008, the Musee d'Orsay honored Kelly with the exhibition "Correspondences: Paul Cezanne Ellsworth Kelly".


In 1999, the museum chose American architect Richard Meier as the subject of its first-ever architectural exhibition add something


Since 2004 the Jeu de Paume has developed into a centre for modern and postmodern photography and media, mounting survey exhibitions on Ed Ruscha , Cindy Sherman , Martin Parr , and William Kentridge , among others add something


Attendance increased from 200,000 visitors in 2006 to over 320,000 visitors in 2008 add something


Laurent Grasso - Forthcoming are solo exhibitions at the Bass Museum of Art and the Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris in 2012 as well as a solo exhibition at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Canada in 2013


In George Clooney's 2014 film The Monuments Men, Valland is represented as Claire Simone, played by Cate Blanchett add something


In 2016 it will receive the anthological solo exhibition of contemporary photograph Helena Almeida add something


On December 1, 2018 the museum was torched in politically related mob violence as the Tuileries Gardens were stormed by protestors add something